Richard Adams, Jr. (1726 - 1800)

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Birthplace: New Kent, Virginia, USA
Death: Died in Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
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About Richard Adams, Jr.

COLONEL RICHARD ADAMS of Richmond, Virginia; b. 17th May, 1726, in New Kent County; d. 2d August, x8oo, at Richmond. Was a member of the House of Burgesses for New Kent and Henrico Countries from 1752 to 1775; House of Dele- gates 1776-1778; Convention of 1776; Virginia Senate 1779-1782; was an ardent patriot throughout the Revolution and one of the most enterprising, public spirited, wealthy and influential citizens of Richmond; in. Loth April, 1755, Elizabeth GRIFFIN, b. 1738, d. 23d December, 18oo, dau. of Leroy and Mary Anne (BERTRAND) GRIFFIN of Richmond, Virginia, and sister of judge Cyrus GRIFFIN of Williamsburg. Colonel Richard ADAMS, his wife and many of his descendants are buried in Richmond, Virginia. Leroy GRIFFIN was High Sheriff of Richmond County, Virginia, 1734; his wife Mary Anne BERTRAND was the dau. of John BERTRAND, a Hugenot refugee, who fled from France during the persecution of Louis XIV. Leroy GRIFFIN was son of Thomas GRIFFIN, Burgess from Richmond County, Virginia, 1715, 1718- 1723-1726, who was the son of Col. Le Roy GRIFFIN, Justice of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 168o, and Colonel of Militia. His mother was Winifred CORBIN, dau. of Col. Henry CORBIN, Member of the Virginia Council 1663, Burgess 1658- 1659.

Griffin Arms.-A lion rampant. Corbin Arms.-Sable on a chief or three ravens ppr.

ISSUE (OF COLONEL RICHARD AND ELIZABETH (GRIFFIN) ADAMS) I. Tabitha, b. 4th July, 1756; d. unmarried 17th February, 1828. ii. Elizabeth Pressin, b. 17th December, 1757; d. unmarried 1832. in. Thomas Bowler, b. 18th December, 1759; d. 28th November, r794, in Richmond; m. Sarah MowIsiN, whose mother was a Miss BLAND of Prince George County. rv. Richard, b. 26th November, 176o; d. January, 1817; m. (firstly) Mrs. Elizabeth SOUTHALL of Chatsworth; m. (secondly) Mrs. Sarah Travers Daniel HAY; had issue. v. Anne, b. 27th October, 1762; d. 22d October, 1820; m. 3oth September, 1787, Col. Mayo CARRINGTON Of "Boston Hill," Cumberland County, Virginia. vi. William, b. 8th June, 1764; d. unmarried 15th June, 1787. vii. Sarah, b. 14th January 1766; d. 3oth September, 18o6; m. 7th February, 1793, William SMITH, Governor of Virginia and Member of House of Delegates 1791-1793, who was lost in the Richmond Theatre fire 26th December, 1811; had issue. vin. Alice, b. 2oth February, 1768; M. 28th June, 1788, William MARSHALL of Fauquier County, Virginia; had issue. ix. Ebenezer, d. in infancy. x. John, b. 14th July, 1773; d. 23d June, 1825; Physician and prominent citizen of Richmond for many years; m. Margaret WINSTON, dau. of Geddes WINSTON of Richmond. )CI. SAMUEL GRIFFIN, b. 5th May, 1776, of whom later.

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Birth: May 17, 1726 New Kent County Virginia, USA

Death: Aug. 2, 1800 Church Hill (Richmond City County) Richmond City Virginia, USA

Col. Richard Adams' Family was among the early settlers of Virginia. He was the son of Richard Adams and the grandson of Eben Adams. He served as a member of the House of Burgesses between 1752 and 1775 for the counties of New Kent and Henrico. Between 1774 and 1775 He served on the Henrico County Commissioners Committee. He represented Henrico county at the 1775 Virginia Convention that declared independence from England. He served as a member of the House of Delegates Between 1776 and 1778. He served as a member of the Virginia Senate between 1779 and 1782. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Leroy and Mary Anne (Bernard) Griffin on 10 Apr. 1775. They are the grandparents of Mary Griffin Adams, who married Dr. John Minge, Jr. and whose daughter Sally Minge married General George E. Pickett.


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  • Elizabeth Griffin Adams (1735 - 1800)*
Children:
  • John Adams (1773 - 1825)*

Burial: Shockoe Hill Cemetery Richmond Richmond City Virginia, USA Plot: Adams - Minge Family Plot

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Col Richard Adams, Jr's Timeline

1726
May 17, 1726
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1755
April 10, 1755
Age 28
1756
July 4, 1756
Age 30
1757
December 17, 1757
Age 31
1759
September 18, 1759
Age 33
1760
November 26, 1760
Age 34
1762
October 22, 1762
Age 36
1764
June 8, 1764
Age 38
1766
January 14, 1766
Age 39
1768
February 20, 1768
Age 41